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A glass sponge found deep in the Pacific shows a remarkable ability to withstand compression and bending, on top of the sponge’s other unusual properties.
For decades, astronomers debated whether a particular smudge was close-by and small, or distant and huge. A new X-ray map supports the massive option.
Two teams found different ways for quantum computers to process nonlinear systems by first disguising them as linear ones.
We don’t know why the universe appears to be expanding faster than it should. New ultra-precise distance measurements have only intensified the problem.
The goal of the “busy beaver” game is to find the longest-running computer program. Its pursuit has surprising connections to some of the most profound questions and concepts in mathematics.
The simple insight that most changes are random had a profound effect on genetics, evolution and ecology.
A team in Paris has made the most precise measurement yet of the fine-structure constant, killing hopes for a new force of nature.
In three bursts of adaptive change, one species of cichlid fish in Lake Tanganyika gave rise to hundreds.